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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: NEWSFLASH: Coup Leader Speight A Front Man?

Today Fijilive.com is reporting that George Speight, whom everybody believed to be the leader of the group, is in fact a ring-in, chosen for his communications abilities, and pulled into the coup plot at the last minute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00104.htm


2: NEWSFLASH: Suva Situation Dangerous

The Great COuncil of chiefs will meet again later today to consider constitutional reform and the fate of George Speight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00102.htm


3: Perigo - To Coutts & Buterworth, the Freerad Award

PI Show May 23, 2000 (First broadcast on Radio Pacific's Politically Incorrect Show, noon Tues May 23)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00131.htm


4: Why we have compulsory devotion to economic growth

Last week the ritual worship of ‘economic growth’ continued unabated, and few ever stop to ask if we are really better off, or whether in a finite world we can actually have perpetual growth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00138.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 24th

Today's Questions concerned the subjects of:. Fiji Crisis - Fiscal Outcome - Algerian Asylum Seeker - Kiwi Bank - Trade With Iran - Income Related Rents - Tranzrail Safety Inquiry - Income Related Rents - Early Childhood Education Qualification Standards ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00105.htm


6: An analysis of the political crisis in Fiji

An analysis of the current political crisis in Fiji By Teresia Teaiwa, Lecturer in Pacific Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00099.htm


7: The warning signs are there for the Government

An Address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Whangaparaoa Combined Probus Club at the Manly Bridge Club, Ladies Mile, Manly at 11am on Wednesday 24 May 2000

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00512.htm


8: Bye Bye Brains Trust

One hundred and ninety five people have left New Zealand every day since the coalition government was elected, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. The numbers migrating are accelerating – 217 New Zealanders on average left every day in April 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00507.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 23rd

Today's questions concerned the subjects of: Brain Drain - Fiji Crisis - Current Account Deficit - NZers Caught In Fiji Crisis - Canterbury Business Confidence - Copyright In Schools - Brain Drain - ERB x 2 - Income Related Rents - Matrimonial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00098.htm


10: Free Speech? Gone In a Puff of Smoke!

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says New Zealander who values free speech should be alarmed at the intimidation of a private company who has been told by the Ministry of Health to block New Zealand access to its website.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00130.htm


11: Sunday Cross Fire Image

Coup day: A gunman warns Wansolwara journalists to duck during Sunday night's crossfire. Photo: Joe Yaya

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00100.htm


12: Greens mystified by opposition to Matrimonial Bill

Green MP Sue Kedgley said she was mystified by the attacks of the National Party, New Zealand First and Act against the new economic disadvantage provisions of the Matrimonial Property Amendment bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00508.htm


13: Fiji Coup Editorial Response - Pattrick Smellie

I don't want to seem rude, and I accept much of what Himona says about the way Maori issues are reported. However, I am confused by his column on Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00091.htm


14: Lord Of The Rings Set Report

Super Ringer Spy Xtem sends word on the filming going on in and around Ruapehu the last few weeks. Funny man Bernard Hill, how Hugo Weaving really looks and how it is to work with Viggo Mortensen!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00040.htm


15: Media Site's Exclusive: Fiji Coup Live

* FIJILIVE.COM - staffed by just eight people led by Editor YASHWANT GAUNDLER - kept the world informed of undischarged bankrupt and Australian resident GEORGE SPEIGHT'S coup of MAHENDRA CHAUDHRY'S Fiji Government on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00095.htm


16: D.O.C. Closes West Coast Tracks And Huts

As West Coasters debate this week whether to accept Government's $120 million offer, the Department of Conservation says because of lack of public use, it is closing West Coast walkways, downgrading tracks and closing back country huts. Scoop's West ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00094.htm


17: QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER - Wednesday, 24 May 2000

1. Chris Carter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What advice has he received on the significance of yesterday's decision by the Great Council of Chiefs in Fiji?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00514.htm


18: Minister welcomes proposals to clarify Bill

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson reaffirmed today that she would be fully supportive of any changes to the Employment Relations Bill that clarified its intent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00513.htm


19: Raging Gunman Thrown Out Of Parliament Complex

SUVA: One of rebel leader George Speight's gunmen was thrown out of Parliament complex last night after he lost his cool, shouting he has "a call and duty to perform".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00098.htm


20: Chaudhry government did not fail Fijians: Rabuka

SUVA: Great Council of Chiefs chairman Sitiveni Rabuka says he believes Fiji's Mahendra Chaudhry government held hostage by rebel gunmen has not failed indigenous Fijians.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00109.htm


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